Latest Update Ramirez has returned ti the White Sox starting lineup on Friday. Fri Jul, 18, 03:08 PM
Has a tremendously live bat with power to either gap. Runs very well. Rangy and very athletic at shortstop, he can also play other positions due to great versatility.
Flaws: : Doesn't walk nearly enough. Doesn't hit with as much power as his ability suggests. Is still a bit raw in several aspects of the game. Is also a bit too streaky.
Ramirez had missed the last two games of the first half with a back issue but that didn't stop him from going 1-for-2 in the All Star Game. He's got a lot of turning around to do overall though as his drop-off in June and July was significant. Maybe the back was bothering him for longer than he let on, and if so, perhaps the rest has done him some good. How he starts the second half should be a fairly decent indication about how he'll play in the second half. Analyst: Howard Bender
The White Sox are likely proceeding with caution with the upcoming break on tap. It's the first All-Star game appearance the 32-year-old Cuban. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Well now we know why Carlos Sanchez was just called up from Triple-A Charlotte. Ramirez will take a seat and try and get healthy while Sanchez gets a quick audition here before the team starts to wheel and deal.Analyst: Howard Bender
Day-to-day likely means that he will not be in the lineup until after the All-Star break, to give him time to rest and recover.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson